Although this is not breaking news, we are frequently asked about the side effects of cannabidiol (CBD), especially with the concerns of side effects to its sister tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). If you check out our other article “Will CBD Get You High?“, you will find that the answer is no. THC, found in marijuana and hashish, will get you high and may also cause anxiety and paranoia. On the other hand, CBD is extracted from hemp and, aapart from some people complaining of a dry mouth, its side effects are incredibly minimal compared to the clinical benefits of CBD.
So what are some of the side effects of using CBD?
- Glucose levels
- Body temperature
- Exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen between the bloodstream and lungs
- pH levels
- Red blood cell volume
- Vomiting action
- Sodium and Potassium levels
- The time it takes for nutrients to leave your stomach and travel through the digestive system
Note: Some of our research has claimed that CBD has no impact on heart rate, but some of our research has claimed that CBD can slightly lower your heart rate, thus leading to the calming effect, not to be confused with the state of relaxation caused by THC. In any case, there have been no reports of increasing heart rate.